The jobs get stuck in the client PC.
I'm assumng that you're referring to the event viewer under administrative tools. If so, here's a sample of the error.
"The document 2007 Vehicle Mileage Chart owned by user failed to print on printer Phaser 6180MFP-D-D10148 PS. Data type: NT EMF 1.008. Size of the spool file in bytes: 65536. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 1. Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \\DELL-GX620. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 1241 (0x4d9)."
I have this problem on 3 PCs and the printer was in service for over a year. Nothing has changed, that I know of, in the network unless the problem is with the s/w on the printer.
This is a network based printer so I don't know what you mean by changing the port to lpr mode or raw means. What tools would you use to change this parameter on a network printer?
Ok, here is where it gets weird in a techy sort of way.
1st, I looked up the Win 32 error codes as shown in the event log. The 1241 error code indicates that "The network address could not be used for the operation requested" it also says that the network address is not correct, this is not true.
Then out of total frustration I re-installed a print driver, however I loaded the non-duplex printer driver thinking that the "N" description meant network. The "N" actually refers to the non-duplex feature. However, after loading the the non-duplex printer driver I'm able to print on the printer, but obviously I've lost my duplex capabilitiy. I've re-installed the duplex printer driver which resulted in the same non-printing issues.
Theory, somewhere along the way an application has been updated (i.e. Google, Adobe, ...etc.) which has resulted in a software conflict. I've also noticed that the software/interface on the 2Wire ADSL modem has been updated, but I don't know when this happended. I've gone through the DSL modem/router menus and have not found anything to indicate any conflict issues.
Any new thoughts Fabio?